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From TheJournal.ie 'No one would want to touch or eat faeces, but we do that by not washing our hands properly' Warning This post contains videos

'No one would want to touch or eat faeces, but we do that by not washing our hands properly'

The HSE has warned people to “spread cheer, not illness” this Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dead mice and cockroach infestations': Eleven food businesses closed in May Rodents

'Dead mice and cockroach infestations': Eleven food businesses closed in May

May was the highest month so far this year for closure orders.

From TheJournal.ie Filthy premises and rodent infestations: Six food businesses closed in April Hygiene

Filthy premises and rodent infestations: Six food businesses closed in April

The businesses are located in Mayo, Kilkenny, Dublin, Louth and Clare.

From TheJournal.ie A live insect, human nail and cigarette butt just some of the things found in food last year Complaints

A live insect, human nail and cigarette butt just some of the things found in food last year

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland received over 3,200 complaints last year.

From TheJournal.ie These five Dublin restaurants were closed over food safety concerns last month Closure Orders

These five Dublin restaurants were closed over food safety concerns last month

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have issued a total of 28 closure orders so far this year.

Is it better to shower in the morning or at night? Chance Of Showers This post contains a poll

Is it better to shower in the morning or at night?

An age old question.

From TheJournal.ie Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor' Immunity

Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'

That’s what one geneticist thinks.

From TheJournal.ie Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner... INspections

Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...

Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Do astronauts shower while they're in space? Scrub Up

Do astronauts shower while they're in space?

No, but they don’t stink. Here’s how.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish-made perfume smells better the more you sweat Sweaty Betty

An Irish-made perfume smells better the more you sweat

It releases more aroma when in contact with moisture.

From TheJournal.ie Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses Yuck

Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses

HIQA says all hospitals could do more to improve hand hygiene.

From TheJournal.ie 'Razor blade in minced meat' and 'cigarette in brack' among food complaints Appetising

'Razor blade in minced meat' and 'cigarette in brack' among food complaints

This might put you off your lunch.

From TheJournal.ie Most of us plan to wash less, once water charges come in... Let's Get Dirty

Most of us plan to wash less, once water charges come in...

A company’s gone to the trouble of commissioning a poll….

From TheJournal.ie What can your nails tell you about your health? Nail Trouble

What can your nails tell you about your health?

More than you’d probably like to know.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how this bus could change homeless people's lives Lava Mae

Here's how this bus could change homeless people's lives

There are over 3,500 people living on the streets in San Francisco.

From TheJournal.ie China detains five over expired meat sold to McDonald's, KFC China

China detains five over expired meat sold to McDonald's, KFC

US food supplier OSI is caught up in scandal involving out-of-date meat being mixed with fresh product or re-labelled.

From TheJournal.ie SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students Student Grant

SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students

Questions had been raised about the eligibility of dental nursing and hygiene students at UCC and Trinity.

From TheJournal.ie Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator Hygiene

Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator

The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.

From TheJournal.ie Would this superbug make you wash your hands more often? Hygiene

Would this superbug make you wash your hands more often?

The bug was drawn for a HSE competition to raise awareness of microbes.

From TheJournal.ie Twenty per cent of people don't wash their hands after using public toilets Ewww

Twenty per cent of people don't wash their hands after using public toilets

A new survey reveals men are twice as bad as women and the hospitality sector is particularly bad.

From TheJournal.ie End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month Crime And Punishment

End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month

Twelve per cent of prisoners are currently forced to ‘slop out’ but the Prison Service says things are gradually changing.

From TheJournal.ie Ennis Hospital the shining light in poor HIQA hygiene reports Clean

Ennis Hospital the shining light in poor HIQA hygiene reports

Four other hospitals, including the Mater and St. Vincent’s in Dublin, were found to have unclean environments that posed risks to patients.

From TheJournal.ie Inspectors to revisit Nenagh Hospital after finding 'unclean environment' Spot Check

Inspectors to revisit Nenagh Hospital after finding 'unclean environment'

Improvements in cleanliness are needed at the Tipperary hospital, said health watchdog HIQA.

From TheJournal.ie Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety Food Safety

Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety

Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.

From TheJournal.ie Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene HIQA

Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene

HIQA has found that a number of hospitals, including St. James in Dublin, are falling below required hand-hygiene standards.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Hospital

Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital

Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

This company wants to bring 'bum wipes' to your bathroom Number Two This post contains a poll

This company wants to bring 'bum wipes' to your bathroom

Loo roll is “primitive”, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market Chewing Gum

New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market

Revolymer says its Rev7 gum is removable and degradable, and can be easily cleaned from streets or clothes.

From TheJournal.ie Public warned over winter vomiting bug in St Vincent’s Hospital Winter Vomiting Bug

Public warned over winter vomiting bug in St Vincent’s Hospital

Visiting restrictions are in place at the hospital in response to a “particularly virulent” form of the winter vomiting bug.

From TheJournal.ie One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report Hygiene

One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report

An audit by the HSE shows the Mater private hospital in Dublin had the highest rate of compliance with hand hygiene.

From TheJournal.ie Fourfold increase in food safety enforcement orders in July Food Safety

Fourfold increase in food safety enforcement orders in July

The Food Safety Authority said it will not hold back in taking action against businesses that fail to comply with food safety legislation.

The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

From TheJournal.ie Seven enforcement orders issued by Food Safety Authority in May Food Safety

Seven enforcement orders issued by Food Safety Authority in May

Meanwhile, the HSE prosecuted a Tesco Extra branch in Carton Park, Maynooth after customer complaints over chicken.

No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets Swat This post contains images

No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets

Meanwhile Beijing authorities have said two flies are allowed in the lavatories at any one time…

From TheJournal.ie 'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu Nazareth House

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu

A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.

How clean is your handbag?

If you’re an average person… the answer is: not very.

The burning question*: liquid handwash or bar of soap? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: liquid handwash or bar of soap?

This and very Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Live insects, a tooth and a dead rodent: found in food here last year Food Safety

Live insects, a tooth and a dead rodent: found in food here last year

The FSAI says complaints to its advice line increased by 13 per cent last year.

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